Weekend Witness - - Games -

THE English Pre­mier League kicks off to­day for a long stretch of 38 games for each team.

In the early game, Liver­pool should open with full points, but the price of­fered by the book­mak­ers is too short for my lik­ing. Much the same ap­plies to Arse­nal, who face an im­proved As­ton Villa, but are at a ridicu­lous price.

Nor­wich face Ever­ton and the home team had a fair record at home last year, and look a fair price given the fact that they won this match 2-1 last sea­son.

My first draw fore­cast is for Sun­der­land to be held to a draw by Ful­ham, who face the long jour­ney up north. This fix­ture ended in a 2-2 draw last sea­son.

West Ham have been busy in the trans­fer mar­ket and are my con­fi­dent se­lec­tion to beat new boys Cardiff, who were pro­moted from the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion last sea­son.

West Brom are at home to Southamp­ton, who strug­gled on the road last sea­son and I think West Brom will re­peat last sea­son’s score for a 2-0 home win.

In the late game tonight, Swansea host Manch­ester United and they could be some value for money in the draw bet as this fix­ture fin­ished 1-1 last sea­son, and I go for the same re­sult to­day.

Sun­day’s early game is at 2.30 pm, where pro­moted Crys­tal Palace host Spurs in the first of this sea­son’s Lon­don der­bies.

Spurs are my con­fi­dent se­lec­tion and at a fair price of 7-10 should be used in all dou­bles and tre­bles.

In the late game to­mor­row at 5 pm, Chelsea host pro­moted Hull and the boys in blue look the best bet of the week­end to get max­i­mum points, and quite rightly are at the short price of 1-5.

The fi­nal fix­ture takes place on Mon­day night at 9 pm. Manch­ester City look an­other good bet when they host New­cas­tle, also at short odds. It could be a high-scor­ing af­fair be­cause City ham­mered the op­po­nents 4-0 and 3-1 last sea­son.

The rugby game of the week­end is in Syd­ney when Aus­tralia host New Zealand at noon to­day. I will stay with my favourite rugby team to make us money and tip the All Blacks for a max­i­mum bet to over­come the five-point hand­i­cap that book­mak­ers have given them.

I would not rec­om­mend risk­ing any money on the Cur­rie Cup game be­tween Western Prov­ince and the Chee­tahs.

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